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  • Let’s do this for the boys and girls!

    July 18, 2015

    I think we all need to remember that there are lots of men and women overseas who are in the Armed Forces and assuring our Freedom. A friend told me of one man’s concern over in Afghanistan. He sees his fellow soldiers not getting mail or packages from home. I want to ...

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  • Energy For Life Walk!

    July 17, 2015

    Fort Myers will be hosting the First Annual Energy For Life Walk on November 14, 2015. I have a team that I am organizing and we want lots of teams to walk and sponsor this event. Sponsorships start at $25,000 for Presenting Partnerships and go all the way down to $500 for Supporters. ...

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  • So sorry to all my followers.

    July 16, 2015

    It was just brought to my attention last night that you can’t just click on the links and open them up. For those of us who are not ‘tech-savy,’ just copy the link and then paste it in the search bar to open it up. Enjoy!

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  • Food Allergy Testing

    July 16, 2015

    I was on WINK – TV’s XCW discussing allergies to food and testing. We do allergy testing in the office and have had lots of great results with the testing and therapies. http://www.winknews.com/2015/07/16/healthy-kids-food-allergies/

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  • It’s important to disconnect from electronics.

    July 15, 2015

    I have had lots of discussions lately concerning mental health and electronic usage. It’s great to take a break! http://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20150715/daily-smartphone-use-might-offer-clues-to-depression?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Allergic reactions are no joke!

    July 14, 2015

    If you or your children have allergic reactions, sometimes a second reaction can occur hours later. This article discusses why this happens and what to do about it. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/296469.php

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  • Your teeth last you a lifetime!

    July 13, 2015

    Don’t forget to take care of them and teach your children the same. I tried to instill good dental hygiene in my children and attempt to do it daily in the office. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/296692.php

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  • Talking to your baby!

    July 10, 2015

    Language development in babies starts right from birth. Here’s the latest research on how to maximize your child’s language. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/features/talk-your-baby?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • How early is too early for sports?

    July 9, 2015

    In case you missed it this morning, here is my WINK XCW segment discussing just this topic. http://www.winknews.com/2015/07/09/healthy-kids-extracurricular-sports/

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  • Children with Autism are hypersensitive to touch and sound …

    July 6, 2015

    And this new research shows that they are also hypersensitive to smell. http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20150702/children-with-autism-respond-differently-to-smells-study?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • A phrase I say at least daily …

    July 5, 2015

    If your child has chronic diseases or illnesses, please read this and be your own best advocate. http://themighty.com/2015/04/the-3-words-i-want-every-single-hospital-employee-to-hear/

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  • All Children in a family are equal!

    July 5, 2015

    I have so many wonderful families in my practice. They all involve the same dynamic: a parent /parents and a child / children. Please take a look at this article: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/a32823/things-to-never-say-to-adoptive-families/

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  • I hope that all of you have a wonderful 4th of July!

    July 4, 2015

    I think it’s important to remind our children of the meaning behind the holiday! http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/db56fe3d-09b4-4494-a3bf-fcc78e06e4d9/independence-day-all-about-the-holidays/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mktg2015

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  • In case you missed it this morning on Wink TV …

    July 2, 2015

    I discussed Water versus Energy Drinks. http://www.winknews.com/2015/07/02/healthy-kids-staying-hydrated/ We didn’t get to everything, so here is the ‘nitty-gritty:’ Hydration: Water vs. Sports Drinks: Exercise < 60 minutes + Low Intensity = water Exercise < 60 minutes + High Intensity = diluted sports drink Exercise > 60 minutes + Low Intensity = water should be OK Exercise > 60 minutes + ...

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  • First Energy For Life Walk!

    June 29, 2015

    The time is coming sooner than you think for our first annual Energy For Life Walk. I’d love for everyone to participate in whatever capacity you are able to do. Donate, walk, form a team, get your office to donate or sponsor! https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1137190&lis=1&kntae1137190=6F01F0E7EF934A89BD56E6209F958100&supId=422845595&team=6371282

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  • It’s summertime and more children are in the water!

    June 28, 2015

    Drowning is a real danger! We have all heard about typical drowning, but 15% of the time, ‘Dry Drowning’ is the problem. Here is great information out of a devastating situation. http://pool.littlethings.com/dry-drowning-pool-water/?utm_source=TS&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=shocking

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  • New hope for teens with headaches!

    June 27, 2015

    I do not usually recommend surgery unless there is a medical reason, but I have several teens in my practice right now with intractable headaches. This is interesting: http://teens.webmd.com/news/20150625/surgery-may-help-teens-with-frequent-migraines-study-contends?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Heat Injuries

    June 25, 2015

    I did my usual television spot on WINK TV’s morning show talking about heat injuries. Florida, in the summertime, is a setup for heat injuries. http://www.winknews.com/2015/06/25/healthy-kids-heat-injuries/

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  • Chores Are Part of Being a Family and Growing Up.

    June 22, 2015

    Often parents don’t give children enough credit. Here’s a realistic list of chores that every child can adhere to:

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  • As a pediatrician, I talk about safety a lot.

    June 22, 2015

    Please make sure your yard is safe for your furry friends as well. http://pets.webmd.com/features/yard-cats-dogs?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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